Certainly looks like a lot were caught off guard.Maybe they didn't click mildronate = meldonium?
zhorik questions wrote:
Why are so many athletes getting busted for this? I'm discounting any of the usual excuses dopers make and also the claims that they still had residual drugs in their systems from use before 1/1/16. So I basically see two options:
a) They failed to look at the updated drug list for 2016 and realize it had been added.
b) They knew it was added but not think WADA had an effective test for it.